Fujitsu Siemens Sets World's Best Exchange Server Benchmark

8/28/2003 - Fujitsu Siemens Computers announces the fastest Exchange servers on the market. Available today are two new 4-way Intel® XeonTM processor MP technology based servers: the tower server PRIMERGY TX600 and the rack-optimized PRIMERGY RX600.

The new servers will provide a basis for server consolidation, enabling different business-critical processes to run on a single hardware platform. Traditionally, high-availability solutions of this kind can only be realized with expensive add-on solutions from third parties. However, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is offering the latest high-availability technology such as Memory RAID via products such as PRIMERGY DuplexDataManager® and MultiPath. These solutions are certified for Windows Server 2003. The new servers are available for immediate shipping with prices in Germany starting at 8,600 euros (excluding VAT) for the TX600 and 8,900 euros (excluding VAT) for the RX600.

Best Benchmarks for PRIMERGY Servers
The Fujitsu Siemens Computers Exchange servers are currently the fastest on the market. When it was benchmarked under the Exchange Server 2000 MMB2 (MAPI Messaging Benchmark), the TX600 achieved the top score of 16,528 MMB2 users (benchmarked on 30 June 2003). In addition to achieving the best MMB2 benchmark score for 4-way servers, PRIMERGY servers are also the number one choice as 2-way servers (PRIMERGY RX300 benchmarks at 11,000 MMB2 users) and for 1-way servers (PRIMERGY TX150 benchmarks at 5,400 MMB2 users). The Microsoft Exchange MMB2 rankings can be found under:

PRIMERGY TX600 Tower Server
Customer needs have lead to an increasing demand for databases, data warehousing, enterprise resource planning and directory and cache services. These critical applications demand servers with a track record of high performance and the new high-performance 4-way PRIMERGY TX600 tower server from Fujitsu Siemens Computers meets these demands: it can already boast a world record MMB2 benchmark under Exchange Server 2000.

Aimed at the tower server sector, the PRIMERGY TX600 server received the "red dot design award" ( and offers an ideal platform for business-critical applications in medium-sized and large companies and in branch offices of large corporations. The hallmarks of the PRIMERGY TX600 are its high level of flexibility, high performance, scalability, impressive reliability and excellent extensibility. Features such as these are especially relevant in the following fields of application:

PRIMERGY RX600 Rack Server
The new PRIMERGY RX600 midrange server with 4 processors is making its appearance in the market for rack-optimized servers. This innovative 19-inch rack server meets the growing demands of its class and can be used as a reliable application server or a high-performance database server, in data center environments or server farms. In these environments, it provides high availability for solutions such as application hosting, internet service provision, e-mail/messaging, internet and e-commerce, enterprise resource planning and terminal services. The system can also act as an application and database server with storage subsystems in failover cluster configurations.

The RX600 provides maximum scalability and availability for business-critical applications in data centers. This makes it the perfect application and infrastructure server for medium-sized and large companies that require a reliable platform for their business solutions that will grow in line with demand. Occupying only 3U in the 19-inch rack, the RX600 sets the standards for space utilization for the range of functions offered.

The Best In Server Technology
With its "hyper-threading" architecture, the MP technology in the new Intel Xeon processors, clocked at up to 2.8 GHz and with a 400 MHz front side bus, delivers greater bandwidth, ideal for the requirements of the present and the future. The systems offer a wide scalability range in terms of performance and capacity, both with regard to the number of processors and also in terms of memory capacity (up to 16 Gbytes) and the ability to integrate up to 6 hard disks. Integrated high-availability functions, such as hot-plug hard disks in a RAID cluster, redundant hot-plug power supply units and fans, and sophisticated memory protection mechanisms, provide a level of availability that predestines the PRIMERGY TX600 and RX600 for business-critical applications. This impressive range of features is rounded off by extensive server management capabilities in the form of the integrated remote management controller and the successful software products ServerStart, ServerView and optionally RemoteView.

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company. Serving the needs of large corporations, small- to medium-sized enterprises and consumers the company operates in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It offers a unique choice of world-class computer technology and innovative IT infrastructure solutions. Embedded in a global cooperation, Fujitsu Siemens Computers takes advantage of the strengths and the innovative power of its parent companies Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG.

“Powering the Information Age” is the company´s vision. Fujitsu Siemens Computers will enable people to freely access information and services anywhere and at any time with world-leading products, services and solutions, thus ensuring people´s success within a knowledge-based society. The strategic direction is focused on Mobility and Business Critical Computing as the key drivers of the Information Age in the 21st century.

The company offers everything for enterprise computing, ranging from best-in-class Intel- and Unix-based servers to mainframes and enterprise storage solutions. It is also one of the leading providers of mobile computing products, PCs and workstations to business customers, and is the No. 1 supplier of computers for home users in Europe. For further please visit::

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